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Risk Management for Audit and Accounting Firms – August 11 – Sponsored by Carlock, Copeland & Stair – Brentwood, TN

August 7, 2017

Risk Management for Audit and Accounting Firms
Sponsored by Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP
August 11, 2017

Location:

The Meeting Center
201 Powell Place
Brentwood, TN 37027

All of our programs are designed to help you deal proactively and efficiently with risk.

Participants will:
• Recognize the threats of cyber liability and ways to protect against cyber liability
• Learn key elements of an engagement letter
• Identify considerations involved in answering subpoenas (best practices)
• Understand how to manage client risk; and identify the type of engagements that bring the most claims
• Identify risk based on case stories and understand techniques of risk management
• Better understand the impact of white collar crime on accountant risk

Agenda:
8:00 a.m. – Registration

8:20 – Welcome and Introduction

8:20 – 8:50 – Cyber Liability Concerns for the Accounting Professional and Protecting Against Cyber Liability – Shannon Sprinkle, Partner, Carlock, Copeland & Stair (CC&S)

8:50 – 9:35 – Engagement Letters/Contracts – Joe Kingma, Partner, CC&S

9:35 – 9:45 – Break

9:45 – 10:35 – Panel Presentation on Red Flag Clients – warning signs that good clients have gone bad; client evaluation/selection; how to manage client risk; and types of engagements that bring the most claims

Moderator: Joe Kingma
Commercial Litigation Practice Group Leader
Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP

Panelists:  Sarah Ference, CPA
Risk Control Director
CNA – Professional Services

J. Dale Crow
General Counsel and Vice President
Crow Friedman Group, a Risk Strategies Company

10:35 – 10:45 – Break

10:45 – 11:15 – War Stories, Bad Cases

11:15 – 11:45 – Subpoenas – Brian Spitler, Partner, Carlock, Copeland & Stair

11:45 – Noon – Questions

Please RSVP Yes or No by August 5.

Link to Registration

Please click here to add to your Outlook calendar.

In order to be awarded the full credit hours, you must be present, registering your attendance and departure on the attendance sheets at the registration desk.

Participants will earn 3 hours of credit. Field of Study: Accounting

Additional Information:

Prerequisites:    Basic knowledge of accountancy and risk management
Who Should Attend:   This session is appropriate for accountants, CPAs, tax attorneys, insurance professionals and attorneys involved in risk management and accounting malpractice defense.
Advanced Preparation:  None
Program Level:   Intermediate
Delivery Method:   Group Live
Refunds and Cancellations:   No fee/charge, refunds not applicable.

For more information regarding complaints and/or program, please contact our offices at 404.522.8220.

Please contact Patricia O’Toole at potoole@carlockcopeland.com or 404.221.2268 for information regarding this program.

If you are unable to attend, but interested in presentations and webinars tailored to your business; please let me know at potoole@carlockcopeland.com.

Please feel free to share this invite with others (just let them know we need them to register by August 5, using link above).

Carlock, Copeland & Stair LLP is an approved provider with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  State boards of accountancy have final authority on acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.  Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Speakers:

Brian S. Spitler
Partner
Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP
423.777.4693 | F: 423.648.2283 |  bspitler@carlockcopeland.com
920 MCCALLIE AVE, CHATTANOOGA, TN 37403

Johannes S. Kingma
Partner
Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP
404.221.2278 | f: 404.222.9482 | jkingma@carlockcopeland.com
191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3600, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Shannon M. Sprinkle
Firm Managing Partner
Carlock, Copeland & Stair, LLP
404.221.2330 | f: 404.222.9482 | ssprinkle@carlockcopeland.com
191 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 3600, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

www.carlockcopeland.com

Sarah Ference is a CPA that was in private practice for 15 years and is now the Risk Control Director, Professional Services for CNA.

Sarah Ference, CPA
Risk Control Director
CNA – Professional Services
333 S. Wabash Ave., 36S 45-2
Chicago, IL 60604
sarah.ference@cna.com

J. Dale Crow
General Counsel and Vice President
Crow Friedman Group, a Risk Strategies Company
104 Woodmont Blvd., Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37205
615.760.0376 c) 615.202.2573

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